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WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY PREVIEW
I love today so much
my dreams are coming true
I’m going through the Anime North schedule and I can’t stop laughing at some of the panel names
LIGHTBULBS AND CORN???????
WHY IS IT 18+
I KEEP THINKING ABOUT DINOSAUR BONES LIKE SOME OF THEM ARE SO FUCKING BIG YOU KNOW PEOPLE USED TO DIG THOSE UP AND THINK THEY WERE FROM DRAGONS THE LARGEST SKULL EVER FOUND WAS OVER 8 GODDAMN FEET LONG FROM A TOROSAURUS THATS FUCKING INSANE IM SO PUMPED ABOUT THIS I LOV E DINOSAURS LETS GO BURN DOWN THE POST OFFICE
Important Edit: By the way, the original Blog that reported on this lawsuit has many errors in it. ”Nyan Cat” was a valid copyright as of April 2011, and Scribblenauts unlimited wasn’t released until late last year (2012).When I first heard of Nyan Cat being used commercially in Scribblenauts Unlimited it was in the debut trailer for the game:Previous Scribblenaut games have featured Keyboard Cat too. Even 5th Cell Producer admits using our creations:http://www.vgblogger.com/vgb-feature-scribblenauts-unlimited-qa-with-5th-cell-producer-brittany-aubert/18683/We reached out to the companies in hopes of working out an amicable resolution of the issue, yet were disrespected and snubbed each time as nothing more than nuisances for asking for fair compensation for our intellectual property. That’s not right. I have no issues with Nyan Cat being enjoyed by millions of fans as a meme, and I have never tried to prevent people from making creative uses of it that contribute artistically and are not for profit. But this is a commercial use, and these companies themselves are protectors of their own intellectual property. Many other companies have licensed Nyan Cat properly to use commercially. In Scribblenaut Unlimited, you have to actually type out the words “Nyan Cat” and “Keyboard Cat” to get our characters to appear in the game. In fact, the game forbids you from making any copyright references in their games with a pop-up error. Meanwhile, 5th Cell recently negotiated proper rights for several Nintendo characters for their games. Just because popularity with millions of fans has caused Nyan Cat and Keyboard Cat to become famous by virtue of their viral or meme nature, doesn’t give these companies a right to take our work for free in order to make profits for themselves, especially considering too that they would be the first to file lawsuits against people who misappropriate their copyrights and trademarks. It just isnt fair. I’ve been working alongside with the creator of the music and the lady who uploaded it to YouTube since the start. There are many reputable companies that have respected our rights and negotiated fees to use our characters commercially. Warner Bros. and 5th Cell should have done the same.Since Warner Bros. and 5th Cell chose to act as if we had no rights in characters we created, filing a lawsuit was the only way we had to protect our intellectual property rights from being used for others’ commercial profit without our consent. Too often normal artists like us don’t have the means and resources to protect our rights against big media corporations who use our work for their own profit without permission. We are looking here just to be treated fairly and to be fairly compensated for our creative work.
From New York State, your awkward juxtaposition of the day:
A marijuana charge against Assemblyman Steve Katz will be dismissed if he completes 20 hours of community service and stays out of legal trouble, according to a plea deal unveiled Thursday in Coeymans Town Court.
And here comes the awkward:
Katz, a veterinarian, voted against the legalization of medical marijuana during a vote on June 13. It passed 91-52, with most Republicans voting against it.
Sure, lots of legislators have voted against medical marijuana. But DUUUDE, have you ever voted against legalizing marijuana…on weed?
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So I was looking around when I found this gem of a statuette:
This is the “Queen’s Blade - Cattleya - Touki Ranbu - 1/6 - Limited Edition, Crimson ver. (Q-six).” Actually, all their figurines look like this. It has to be the worst spine contortion I’ve ever seen. I think it speaks for itself.
More images here: http://myfigurecollection.net/item/117334#tab/official/date/1
It took a bit for my brain to be able to figure out what was going on in that first picture.